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The Acunas, a rich Argentine family, have the tradition that the daughters have to get married in order, oldest first. When sister #1 gets married, sisters #3 and #4 put pressure on Maria, sister #2, because they have their husbands picked out already. But Maria hasn't yet met a man she likes. Eduardo Acuna, believing that men aren't romantic enough these days, sends his daughter flowers and anonymous love letters, creating a "mystery man" for her to fall in love with. He intends to pick out an appropriate beau for her later, to fill the role. But Robert Davis, an American dancer looking for work, stumbles into the picture. Maria falls for him, but the father does not approve.Written by
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The uniformed maid "Louise" goes to the door to receive the orchids wearing high-heeled, shiny patent leather, peep-toe pumps. Hardly appropriate shoes for a maid! A couple of scenes later, Rita goes to the door wearing the same shoes. See more »
When Robert enters Mr. Acuña's anteroom, he stops in front of Fernando's desk, holding the hat behind him. The next shot shows him holding the hat in front of himself. See more »
[hailing a taxi from the racetrack]
Hotel Acuna please.
[upon arrival, a sign reads - Xavier Cugat In The Sky Room]
Eh, what's his name?
Hotel Acuña Bellboy:
Uh, Eduardo Ecuna. He's the big boss, here's his office.
Oh, thanks. Oh, boy...
[reaches in his pocket for a tip but doesn't have any money]
... huh, I'll get ya later. Thanks.
[pats him on the back and enters Mr. Scuna's office for a dancing position business proposition]
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A Perfect Film Even for the Fan Who Likes Few Musicals
YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER is a sweet love story. I love Fred Astaire with Rita Hayworth, and her domineering father played by Adolphe Menjou. It has a terrific supporting cast, too. I actually own this movie, and I don't usually buy them unless I really like them!
The dancing is not what you see when Astaire is with Ginger Rogers, but I just seemed to gel with it somehow anyway. It has a special air of romance, and Hayworth is not only beautiful, but also she's captivating as an actress.
I'm not a huge musical fan, but this is one of my few major exceptions. It has more story and romance than just dance numbers every few minutes, or at least it seems that way. I highly recommend this film to fans of these performers or of the comedy-drama-romance type of musicals.
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